THE STRANGE STORY OF SOVIET MUSIC ON THE BONE
In the USSR during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret underground subculture of music lovers and bootleggers defied the censor. Incredibly, they built their own recording machines and used an extraordinary means of copying forbidden jazz, rock 'n' roll and banned Russian music to risk making their own records.
The X-Ray Audio Project tells their story.
EXPLORE our online archive with images and sounds of original Bone Records
Read our BONE BLOG with features on the culture of x-ray recording.
Check out our Films, News, upcoming Live Events and see images of our immersive EXHIBITION which has been travelling the world for the last three years
WATCH THE TRAILER of our award winning documentary ROENTGENIZDAT featuring interviews with Soviet x-ray bootleggers and archive cold war era footage.